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(Al Jazeera)   Accidentally seize a ship carrying boring stuff like vehicles and a dismantled field hospital? Just splice random footage of guns into your press release and call it good   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2022-01-03 1:11:14 PM  
Dismantled field hospital?  Was it critical of the saudi government too?
 
2022-01-03 1:51:00 PM  
Amy word from the Blowfish on this?
 
2022-01-03 1:54:45 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Dismantled field hospital?


What?  They stole the set from M*A*S*H*?
 
2022-01-03 1:55:31 PM  
something something shoops and pixels
 
2022-01-03 2:02:31 PM  
Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.
 
2022-01-03 2:03:13 PM  
So they're acting every other country
 
2022-01-03 2:05:29 PM  

steklo: BumpInTheNight: Dismantled field hospital?

What?  They stole the set from M*A*S*H*?


Horse hockey!
 
2022-01-03 2:10:41 PM  
Does anyone believe anything coming from anyone in that region anymore?
 
2022-01-03 2:12:06 PM  

AK_Mabuhay: Horse hockey!


heh heh...I read that in Col Potter's voice too.
 
2022-01-03 2:12:27 PM  

advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.


The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..
 
2022-01-03 2:21:06 PM  

Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..


The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.
 
2022-01-03 2:28:51 PM  
They probably had flares.
 
2022-01-03 2:29:23 PM  

Fissile: Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..

The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.


Are they ever?
 
2022-01-03 2:31:02 PM  

xcheopis: Fissile: Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..

The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.

Are they ever?


Let's see, there was Desert Storm, and uh...

...

...
 
2022-01-03 2:33:21 PM  

steklo: AK_Mabuhay: Horse hockey!

heh heh...I read that in Col Potter's voice too.


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2022-01-03 2:37:01 PM  
True fact: Hootie & the Blowfish contain neither anyone name Hootie nor any seafood at all.
 
2022-01-03 2:41:06 PM  

AstroJesus: True fact: Hootie & the Blowfish contain neither anyone name Hootie nor any seafood at all.


Houthi and the Blowfish, on the other hand. . .
 
2022-01-03 2:41:13 PM  

Fissile: The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.


There are no good guys here.  The Yemen rebels are just your typical angry, horny 20-somethings who want to blow up the world because grandpa sold off all their women to wealthy foreigners (i.e. Saudis) and now they can't get laid.  The Saudis are, naturally, taking advantage of the anarchy to "prop up" the Yemen government, which is a polite way of saying "install a puppet government" - a trick they learned from the USA, natch.

So long as they don't drag the rest of the world into it... meh.
 
2022-01-03 2:46:28 PM  

AstroJesus: True fact: Hootie & the Blowfish contain neither anyone name Hootie nor any seafood at all.


Obviously, you don't know how to play the Blowfish.
 
2022-01-03 2:51:05 PM  
Yemen: Houthis seize UAE vessel carrying 'military supplies'

New phone houthis
 
2022-01-03 2:53:14 PM  

WelldeadLink: AstroJesus: True fact: Hootie & the Blowfish contain neither anyone name Hootie nor any seafood at all.

Obviously, you don't know how to play the Blowfish.


I'm guessing you play it very, very carefully.
 
2022-01-03 3:06:18 PM  

Fissile: Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..

The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.


sounds like they turned off the AIS (satellite tracking) that ships use to avoid each other

"The coordinates it offered corresponded to the Emirati-flagged landing craft Rwabee, which had not given its location via satellite-tracking data for hours, according to the website MarineTraffic.com."

normal shipping operators would not do this
 
2022-01-03 3:14:14 PM  

EvaDewer: something something shoops and pixels


Well, if you're looking for shoops...
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2022-01-03 3:33:22 PM  

petec: Fissile: Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..

The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.

sounds like they turned off the AIS (satellite tracking) that ships use to avoid each other

"The coordinates it offered corresponded to the Emirati-flagged landing craft Rwabee, which had not given its location via satellite-tracking data for hours, according to the website MarineTraffic.com."

normal shipping operators would not do this


That popped out at me too.  Assuming the Saudis are on the up-and-up (humor me here), would there be a reason to disable the tracker?
 
2022-01-03 3:34:27 PM  

petec: Fissile: Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..

The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.

sounds like they turned off the AIS (satellite tracking) that ships use to avoid each other

"The coordinates it offered corresponded to the Emirati-flagged landing craft Rwabee, which had not given its location via satellite-tracking data for hours, according to the website MarineTraffic.com."

normal shipping operators would not do this


The pirates could have done that when they seized the ship. Or the UAE/Saudi's were up to something. We don't know who turned it off
 
2022-01-03 3:45:25 PM  

The Green Intern: petec: Fissile: Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..

The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.

sounds like they turned off the AIS (satellite tracking) that ships use to avoid each other

"The coordinates it offered corresponded to the Emirati-flagged landing craft Rwabee, which had not given its location via satellite-tracking data for hours, according to the website MarineTraffic.com."

normal shipping operators would not do this

That popped out at me too.  Assuming the Saudis are on the up-and-up (humor me here), would there be a reason to disable the tracker?


It's a UAE-flagged ship.

Spitballing, their position is probably that the ship knew it was sailing through pirate (e.g. Houthi)-frequented waters and would be specifically targeted due to its flag, so it disabled its tracker while within range of Houthi small coastal vessels and hoped for the best.
 
2022-01-03 3:47:43 PM  
I remember a huge to-do over a Libyan ship violating a Gaddafi era arms embargo, great  big multinational investigation that caught them, and only a brief note in a huge detailed news release that it was some practice rifle grenades that could not be fitted with real explosive warheads
 
2022-01-03 3:56:59 PM  
We need to do this to Canada every once in awhile.  They're getting too comfortable up there.
 
2022-01-03 4:59:08 PM  

Boojum2k: Does anyone believe anything coming from anyone in that region anymore?


That's part of the goal in many ways, generate so much confusion that nobody can tell what's really going on, giving you an opening to operate while others are suffer analysis paralysis.

Russian's call it Maskirovka.
 
2022-01-03 5:12:27 PM  

The Green Intern: petec: Fissile: Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..

The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.

sounds like they turned off the AIS (satellite tracking) that ships use to avoid each other

"The coordinates it offered corresponded to the Emirati-flagged landing craft Rwabee, which had not given its location via satellite-tracking data for hours, according to the website MarineTraffic.com."

normal shipping operators would not do this

That popped out at me too.  Assuming the Saudis are on the up-and-up (humor me here), would there be a reason to disable the tracker?


not sure about the peculiarities, but commercial ships are pretty much required to have it running when underway and at anchor

/so, I guess it should it be off only at the dock
//only a recreational sailor
 
2022-01-03 5:51:23 PM  

petec: The Green Intern: petec: Fissile: Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..

The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.

sounds like they turned off the AIS (satellite tracking) that ships use to avoid each other

"The coordinates it offered corresponded to the Emirati-flagged landing craft Rwabee, which had not given its location via satellite-tracking data for hours, according to the website MarineTraffic.com."

normal shipping operators would not do this

That popped out at me too.  Assuming the Saudis are on the up-and-up (humor me here), would there be a reason to disable the tracker?

not sure about the peculiarities, but commercial ships are pretty much required to have it running when underway and at anchor

/so, I guess it should it be off only at the dock
//only a recreational sailor


While true in ideal circumstances, remember everyone can see tracking, including pirates.  It may be in your best interested when transiting hostile waters to avoid broadcasting, especially when flying the flag of a belligerent party to the conflict in the area. Really they should have waited for a escort/convoy for safety.  You probably don't want to be broadcasting your position off Somalia or the Gulf of Guinea or as this ship found out off Yemen in the Red Sea
 
2022-01-03 7:26:13 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: We need to do this to Canada every once in awhile.  They're getting too comfortable up there.


Every so often, don't our fishing fleets get into it over some silliness and each side's coast guard hauls in a few vessels to party down for a few nights with the "enemy" crew until the politicians tell everyone to sober up and behave better?

Seems like it hasn't happened in a bit though.
 
2022-01-03 8:17:59 PM  
I'm not taking the Saudis' word on it.
 
2022-01-03 10:43:18 PM  

Boojum2k: Does anyone believe anything coming from anyone in that region anymore?


No.  Al Jazeera used to be a reasonably reliable source but they're no longer independent.

Fissile: The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.


There are no good guys in this war.  However, if they were bringing weapons I would expect guards.

NephilimNexus: There are no good guys here. The Yemen rebels are just your typical angry, horny 20-somethings who want to blow up the world because grandpa sold off all their women to wealthy foreigners (i.e. Saudis) and now they can't get laid. The Saudis are, naturally, taking advantage of the anarchy to "prop up" the Yemen government, which is a polite way of saying "install a puppet government" - a trick they learned from the USA, natch.


Yemen is a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
 
2022-01-04 10:50:40 AM  

Daedalus27: petec: The Green Intern: petec: Fissile: Daedalus27: advex101: Also says "landing craft".  that is not what is in the picture.

The article appears to have a stock photo.  This yahoo article shows the small vessel, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/yemen-rebels-seize-vessel-latest-111608225.html

Nothing in the picture is inconsistent with a field hospital, you will have trucks to carry the gear as deck cargo  I am curious about the numbers of weapons found, it is easy enough to move a couple dozen guns vs a full container or two of munitions which would be more difficult to plant without doing some major onload and offloading.  I certainly wouldn't put it past the Saudis and UAE to be moving munitions into the war zone along with more civilian cargo..

The Saudis are definitely NOT the good guys here.

sounds like they turned off the AIS (satellite tracking) that ships use to avoid each other

"The coordinates it offered corresponded to the Emirati-flagged landing craft Rwabee, which had not given its location via satellite-tracking data for hours, according to the website MarineTraffic.com."

normal shipping operators would not do this

That popped out at me too.  Assuming the Saudis are on the up-and-up (humor me here), would there be a reason to disable the tracker?

not sure about the peculiarities, but commercial ships are pretty much required to have it running when underway and at anchor

/so, I guess it should it be off only at the dock
//only a recreational sailor

While true in ideal circumstances, remember everyone can see tracking, including pirates.  It may be in your best interested when transiting hostile waters to avoid broadcasting, especially when flying the flag of a belligerent party to the conflict in the area. Really they should have waited for a escort/convoy for safety.  You probably don't want to be broadcasting your position off Somalia or the Gulf of Guinea or as this ship found out off Yemen in the Red Sea


couldn't you just edit your data to say you're a chinese vessel and hoist a chinese flag?

if I was a pirate and got a visual on a ship that wasn't transmitting ASI (that wasn't obviously a warship), it would certainly raise my interest
 
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